Certificate in Marian Studies

The Marian studies certificate is available to qualified students who do not wish to pursue the rigors of a graduate-level degree program or who may be lacking in some of the basic requirements for admission into such a program.

The certificate program involves taking foundational courses (30 quarter credits) in the study of Mariology and writing a research paper or project. The research paper (30 pages) is elaborated under the direction of a moderator and must be original.

The certificate program is available as a guided studies program. The suggested time frame for the completion of the program is two to four years.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted, the applicant should submit:

Transcripts of previous academic work


A curriculum vitae


Two letters of recommendation

Letter 1

Diocesan priests or seminarians should submit a letter from their bishop

Members of the consecrated life should submit a letter from their provincial superior

Lay persons should submit a letter from an ecclesiastical authority (e.g. parish priest)

Letter 2

All applicants should submit a letter from an academic authority who can acknowledge the student's intellectual preparation and ability.


Additional requirements apply for international students.


Ways to Apply